From afar, the photorealistic portraits that Cayce Zavaglia creates look like they were painted with fine, hatched brushstrokes. But when you get closer you can see that each one is actually made up of thousands of threads, painstakingly embroidered by hand using a needle and endless patience.
If you’re compiling a list of the most important technologies of our age, you may start with the personal computer, phones, maybe a nod towards the highway system. But, hey, how about a needle and thread? Should that be in there, too? Yes, it should. Here’s why.
Just because your collared shirt came with a couple of spare buttons hanging off a tag doesn't mean you always have time to sew a replacement back on when the need arises. So an emergency replacement button that temporarily clips onto your shirt like a paperclip so you can quickly do it back up needs to exist—and,…
Technically there are a lot of things more embarrassing than popping a shirt button when you're out, but few things are as annoying. So instead of trying to re-attach it by ducking into a bathroom with an unruly needle and thread, these Tic fasteners provide an instant and permanent solution to the problem.
Fanart doesn't just come in paper, ink, plastic, and clay. Sometimes it comes in the form of cross-stitch samplers, plush toys, applique crafts, or big-headed crochet dolls. Bear and Bird gallery's Sew Nerdy show highlights those fan artists who prefer to work with cloth, foam, batting, thread, and yarn.
Maria Fischer, a German designer, created this book, "Thoughts on Dreams". She sewed "hyperlinks" onto the book with thread so readers could follow a specific link, er, word or phrase. It was part of an art project to highlight key words amongst a bigger story and somehow visualize "the confusion and fragileness of…
Once upon a time in World War II, British scientists conceived what may be the cruelest bomb ever developed. Inside the bomb, there were needles like these. Poisonous needles which would have been released in a cloud of death.
A legitimate artistic movement known as Open Source Embroidery has sprung up to explore the relationship between, no joke, software engineering and needlework. It's pretty awesome.
Are you still watching television in standard def? How humiliating. Because Brother has just announced the world's first sewing machine with a built-in camera to display your work on an "HD" screen.
At last, good news for worldwide economy. A Bangladeshi company has released the SmartStitch, a portable sewing machine that will allow clothing factory workers to produce 24/7, with obvious benefits.
Surely at least a few of our readers have encountered the dead iPod icon, and now one crafter has taken it upon themselves to immortalize the moment in cross-stitch. No longer will the sad music player invoke the agony of money lost, but the joy of afternoons at grandma's and the smell of freshly baked cookies. (It's…
This two week project comes with a lightgun, controller, and two game carts, Mario 3 and Duck Hunt. The sewn TV has removable felt screens to switch the game, too. [Sewn by Blythe]
Is this comforting or unnatural? We don't know. On one hand, who wouldn't like to cozy up under their favorite tech gear, maybe special someone by their side? On the other, gadgets already fill my heart with enough warmth to fend off hypothermia while walking naked in the arctic. Either way, my house will be covered…